Review: Feringa Pure Meat Menu

Review: Feringa Pure Meat Menu

When the new mono-protein Feringa Pure Meat Menu cat food appeared on the market, I decided to check if it would work better than Feringa Classic Meat Menu.

Is new Feringa Pure Meat Menu better than Feringa Classic Meat Menu? In this article, you will learn about my detailed analysis, test effects and thoughts on this wet cat food.

Few words about Feringa brand

Feringa is Zooplus’s brand produced in a small family plant where the canned cat food is made of “human grade” meat. Feringa Pure Meat Menu is grain-free and a single source of protein.

My tests and analysis

Feringa Pure Meat Menu is a grain-free, mono-protein food for adult cats. It currently offers following flavor variants:

  • Chicken with Pumpkin & Catnip
  • Rabbit with Parsnips & Catnip
  • Lamb with Potato & Cat Thyme
  • Salmon with Potato & Parsley
  • Duck with Cottage Cheese & Valerian
  • Veal with Broccoli & Dandelion

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Composition and analysis of Feringa Pure Meat Menu

The manufacturer states that this is a complete food for cats. I will check if it really is the complete basis of a daily and balanced diet.

I have analyzed the composition of all flavors and each flavor is described separately in the tabs below.

The composition given on the packaging

97.8% veal (40% meat, 20% hearts, 20% liver, 10% lung), 1.75% broccoli, 0.25% dandelion, 0.1% spirulina, 0.1% minerals

Additives per kg: vitamin D3 300 IU, vitamin E 60 IU, zinc (as zinc sulfate monohydrate) 34 mg, manganese (as manganese (II) sulfate monohydrate) 2 mg, copper (as copper (II) sulfate pentahydrate) 2 mg, iodine (as calcium iodate anhydrous) 0.45 mg, taurine 700 mg, selenium 0.10 mg.

Analytical composition: protein 10.8%, fat 8.2%, crude ash 1.7%, crude fiber 0.3%, calcium 0.25%, phosphorus 0.23%, moisture 78.5%

My ingredient analysis

The producer gives a direct breakdown of the meat content of the feed: about 40% of the content is muscle meat, while offal constitutes about 50% of the content. In addition, the food contains:

  • Broccoli – unnecessary vegetable addition.
  • Dandelion – is a source of inulin.
  • SpirulinaArthrospira platensis microalgae , which are called “super food” because they contain vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B vitamins and many minerals.

Taurine

700 mg/kg

Calories

115.0 kcal/100 g

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,08:1

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

50.23%

Fats

38.14%

Carbohydrates

2.33%

The composition given on the packaging

95.8% chicken (35% meat, 20% hearts, 20% stomachs, 15% liver, 10% skin), 3.5% pumpkin, 0.5% catnip, 0.1% spirulina, 0.1% ingredients mineral

Additives per kg: vitamin D3 300 IU, vitamin E 60 IU, zinc (as zinc sulfate monohydrate) 34 mg, manganese (as manganese (II) sulfate monohydrate) 2 mg, copper (as copper (II) sulfate pentahydrate) 2 mg, iodine (as calcium iodate anhydrous) 0.45 mg, taurine 700 mg, selenium 0.10 mg.

Analytical composition: protein 10.8%, fat 5.7%, crude ash 1.8%, crude fiber 0.3%, calcium 0.2%, phosphorus 0.16%, moisture 80.6%

My ingredient analysis

The manufacturer gives a direct breakdown of the meat content: about 35% of the content is muscle meat, about 55% of the offal and 10% of the skin. In addition, the food contains:

  • Pumpkin is an unnecessary plant ingredient.
  • Catnip – this herb is Nepeta cataria , which makes cats euphoric.
  • Spirulina – Arthrospira platensis microalgae, which are called “super food” because they contain vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B vitamins and many minerals.

Taurine

700 mg/kg

Calories

95.0 kcal/100 g

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,25:1

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

55.67%

Fats

29.38%

Carbohydrates

4.12%

The composition given on the packaging

97.3% rabbit (38% meat, 22% throat, 20% liver, 10% hearts, 10% lung), 2% parsnips, 0.5% catnip, 0.1% spirulina, 0.1% minerals

Additives per kg: vitamin D3 300 IU, vitamin E 60 IU, zinc (as zinc sulfate monohydrate) 34 mg, manganese (as manganese (II) sulfate monohydrate) 2 mg, copper (as copper (II) sulfate pentahydrate) 2 mg, iodine (as calcium iodate anhydrous) 0.45 mg, taurine 700 mg, selenium 0.10 mg

Analytical composition: protein 11.1%, fat 4.2%, crude ash 1.8%, crude fiber 0.1%, Calcium 0.21%, Phosphorus 0.17%, moisture 79.5%

My ingredient analysis

The manufacturer gives a direct breakdown of the meat content of the feed: about 38% of the content is muscle meat, while offal accounts for about 62% of the content. In addition, the food contains:

  • Parsnips – unnecessary vegetable addition.
  • Catnip – this herb is Nepeta cataria , which makes cats euphoric.
  • Spirulina – Arthrospira platensis microalgae, which are called “super food” because they contain vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B vitamins and many minerals.

Taurine

700 mg/kg

Calories

97,03 Kcal/100g

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,23:1

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

54.14%

Fats

20.48%

Carbohydrates

16.09%

The composition given on the packaging

97.3% lamb (34% meat, 26% stomachs, 20% liver, 20% throat), 2% potatoes, 0.5% cat thyme, 0.1% spirulina, 0.1% minerals

Additives per kg : vitamin D3 300 IU, vitamin E 60 IU, zinc (as zinc sulfate monohydrate) 34 mg, manganese (as manganese (II) sulfate monohydrate) 2 mg, copper (as copper (II) sulfate pentahydrate) 2 mg, iodine (as calcium iodate anhydrous) 0.45 mg, taurine 700 mg, selenium 0.10 mg

Analytical composition : protein 10.8%, fat 6.0%, crude ash 2.3%, crude fiber 0.3%, Calcium 0.2%, Phosphorus 0.15%, moisture 78.4%

My ingredient analysis

The producer gives a direct breakdown of the meat content of the feed: about 34% of the content is muscle meat, while offal accounts for about 66% of the content. In addition, the food contains:

  • Potatoes – unnecessary vegetable addition.
  • Cat’s thyme – is a herb called Teucrium.
  • Spirulina – Arthrospira platensis microalgae, which are called “super food” because they contain vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B vitamins and many minerals.

Taurine

700 mg/kg

Calories

103.0 kcal/100 g

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,33:1

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

50%

Fats

27.77%

Carbohydrates

10.18%

The composition given on the packaging

97.8% salmon, 1.75% potatoes, 0.25% parsley, 0.1% spirulina, 0.1% minerals

Additives per kg: vitamin D3 300 IU, vitamin E 60 IU, zinc (as zinc sulfate monohydrate) 34 mg, manganese (as manganese (II) sulfate monohydrate) 2 mg, copper (as copper (II) sulfate pentahydrate) 2 mg, iodine (as calcium iodate anhydrous) 0.45 mg, taurine 700 mg, selenium 0.10 mg

Analytical composition: protein 10.84%, fat 8.6%, crude ash 2.1%, crude fiber 0.3%, Calcium 0.27%, Phosphorus 0.24%, moisture 78%

My ingredient analysis

The manufacturer states directly that the food does not contain any offal and about 97% of it consists of salmon. In addition, the food contains:

  • Potatoes – unnecessary vegetable addition.
  • Parsley – unnecessary vegetable addition.
  • Spirulina – Arthrospira platensis microalgae, which are called “super food” because they contain vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B vitamins and many minerals.

Taurine

700 mg/kg

Calories

117.0 kcal/100 g

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,13:1

My calculation of analytical components in sm

Proteins

47.7%

Fats

39.44%

Carbohydrates

2.75%

The composition given on the packaging

97.8% duck (50% necks, 20% hearts, 20% liver, 10% stomachs), 1.75% cottage cheese, 0.25% valerian, 0.1% spirulina, 0.1% minerals

Additives per kg: vitamin D3 300 IU, vitamin E 60 IU, zinc (as zinc sulfate monohydrate) 34 mg, manganese (as manganese (II) sulfate monohydrate) 2 mg, copper (as copper (II) sulfate pentahydrate) 2 mg, iodine (as calcium iodate anhydrous) 0.45 mg, taurine 700 mg, selenium 0.10 mg

Analytical composition: protein 10.4%, fat 8.6%, crude ash 2.1%, crude fiber 0.3%, Calcium 0.27%, Phosphorus 0.24%, moisture 78%

My ingredient analysis

The producer gives a direct breakdown of the meat content: about 1/2 of the content is in the neck, while offal is about 1/2 of the content. In addition, the food contains:

  • Cottage cheese – unnecessary addition.
  • Valerian – is a herb that stimulates cats.
  • Spirulina – Arthrospira platensis microalgae, which are called “super food” because they contain vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B vitamins and many minerals.

Taurine

700 mg/kg

Calories

117.0 kcal/100 g

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,13:1

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

46.33%

Fats

40.82%

Carbohydrates

2.75%

The composition given on the packaging

97.8% goose meat (60% goose meat, 20% goose hearts, 15% goose liver, 5% goose stomach), 1% raspberries, 1% pears, 0.1% spirulina, 0.1% minerals.

Additives per kg: Vitamin D3 300 mj, vitamin E 40 mj, zinc (zinc sulphate monohydrate) 34 mg, manganese (manganese (II) oxide) 2 mg, copper (copper (II) sulphate pentahydrate) 2 mg, iodine (calcium iodate) ) 0.45 mg, taurine 700 mg, selenium 0.10 mg.

Analytical composition: protein 9.9%, fat 8.9%, crude ash 1.7%, crude fiber 0.3%, Calcium 0.27%, Phosphorus 0.23%, moisture 78.3%

My ingredient analysis

The manufacturer gives a direct breakdown of the meat content of the feed: about 60% of the content is muscle meat, while offal accounts for about 40% of the content. In addition, the food contains:

  • Raspberries – an unnecessary addition.
  • Pears – unnecessary addition.
  • Spirulina – Arthrospira platensis microalgae, which are called “super food” because they contain vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B vitamins and many minerals.

Taurine

700 mg/kg

Calories

114.74kcal EM/100g

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,17:1

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

45.62%

Fats

41.01%

Carbohydrates

4.15%

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My opinion about Feringa Pure Meat Menu

Advantages

  • single source of protein, ideal for allergy sufferers
  • large selection of flavors
  • grain and soy free
  • has a pleasant smell

Disadvantages

  • low taurine content – only 700 mg/kg,
  • too many carbohydrates in rabbit and lamb,
  • no salmon oil,
  • too much offal content.

Firstly, the taurine level is too low. Secondly, there is too much offal. Moreover, it has high carbohydrate levels in some flavors. I do not recommend using Feringa Pure Meat Menu every day.

My cat’s opinion

Apollo really liked Feringa Pure Meat Menu, just like he liked Feringa CLASIC Menu flavors. It wasn’t a surprise that Apollo loved veal and chicken the most because those are his favorite flavors. However, the duck came out poorest because Apollo didn’t want to try it at all.

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I am Joanna and together with my cat Apollo, I create the Apollo Fluffy Cat blog, where I share my experiences and knowledge about cats and ecology so that you can learn how to become a better and more mindful cat parent! You can found more about me, Apollo and our blog's mission on the "About Us" page.

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